Citrine is a variety of quartz whose colour ranges from a very pale yellow to a rich orange/brown madeira due to ferric impurities. The clarity of the crystal gives citrine its sparkling quality. We like to set the clear golden citrine stones inside our solid gold claws creating the 'same but different' contrast of the two tones within one piece. Citrine also pairs with ruby to create our tasty 'Battenburg' colour combination. We sometimes come across batches of antique citrines with unusual scissor cut facets. We buy up all of these when we find them.
Colours: Pale yellow to rich madeira (orange)
Mohs scale: 7
Crystal Formation: Six-sided prism ending in a six sided pyramid.
Country of origin: Brazil